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, this is "democracy now!" >> in egypt, the united states followed standard operating procedure. standard procedure when one of your favorite dictators gets into trouble. first, the support him as long as possible. but if it becomes really impossible, say the army turns against him, then you send him out to pasture and get the intellectual quest to issue declarations about your love of democracy, then try to restore the bill system as much as possible. >> "who owns the world?" with the presidential election less than two away, we turn to a major new address by noam chomsky on pressing topics not addressed in the president to campaign -- climate change, latin america's break with the united states, the arab spring, and the danger nuclear-weapons already pose in the middle east. >> israel refuses to allow inspections at all, refuses to join the non-proliferation treaty, has hundreds of nuclear weapons, advanced delivery system, and a long record of violence and repression. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are
in pakistan, 75% of the pakistani to identify the united states now as their enemy, not as their supporter or their allies. in many ways, we are seeing a very ill-conceived, irresponsible, and immoral or policy come back to haunt us where the united states foreign policies have been based, unfortunate, on brute military force and wars for oil. under my administration, we will have a foreign policy based on international law and human rights and the use of diplomacy. instead of fighting wars for oil, we will be leading, as america, a leading the fight to put an end to climate change. in afghanistan and iraq, we have spent about $5 trillion. we have seen thousands and thousands of american lives lost, hundreds of thousands of civilian lives lost, about $1 trillion a year being spent on a massive, bloated military, industrial security budget. instead, we need to cut the military budget, right sizes year 2000 levels, and build a true secured here at home, bringing our war dollars home. >> rocky anderson from the justice the party, yet two minutes. >> the question was whether the killings of th
disappeared from the united states, and we conquered smallpox in the americas in 1971 and worldwide in 1977, sort of lent us confidence that really, there wasn't much that we couldn't do. as a result, the center began to diversify, to broaden its focus. and so we expanded into chronic disease areas. the national institute for occupational safety and health was incorporated into cdc in the early 1970s. much more recently, we've gotten into areas surrounding injury control and prevention. and of course we realized in the last few years that the infectious disease agenda is not over. certainly it's not in the developing world where it still causes a very heavy burden. apart from what aids is doing as probably the most egregious example that we've seen in our lifetimes, having surpassed malaria as the largest killer of people in africa, is tuberculosis, for which we've had good drugs, haven't used them wisely or enough in years past to reduce some of the problems that we're seeing today. and that's getting more and more serious now with multiply resistant strains of tuberculosis. tuberculosis i
for president of the united states. >> today in a "democracy now!" special, we look at the life and legacy of senator george mcgovern, best known for running against president richard nixon and an anti-4 platform. >> as one whose heart has eight for the past 10 years of the agony of vietnam, i will hold the senseless bombing on and our role day. >> as a family spokesperson confirms senator mcgovern is in hospice care, unresponsive and there in the end of his life, we will play extended excerpts of the documentary "one bright shining moment: the forgotten summer of george mcgovern." it traces his historic campaigne presidency. >> that is the highlight of my life, i guess, winning the democratic nomination of the oldest political party in american history. i remember excited faces, people laughing and talking, some weeping. there was a lot of emotion and passion in that campaign. and i will take those memories with me the rest of my life. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in sacramento,
and political leader imran khan said the drone strikes are fostering hatred of the united states. >> these drone attacks are a violation of international law. these drone attacks are a violation of the human rights of the pakistani people. do we all condemn them? we want to send a message to america, the more drone attacks to carry out, the more the people will grow to hate you and raise their arms against you. our tribal people will not be scared off with drone attacks. >> more than 30 u.s. citizens with the group codepink traveled to pakistan to take part in the march and meet with drone strike victims. >> the illegal, immoral, a brutal attacks on the innocent people of waziristan and the fatah region must in now. these are illegal drone strikes carried out by cia. cia is a civilian organization using military equipment rid this is a war crime. >> they are illegal. they are against international law. they invade the sovereignty of pakistan and they are not productive. >> an u.s. protest held in solidarity with the march in pakistan, 10 people were arrested on friday at the hancock field air na
in the united states. the nation magazine has released what is said to be one of the few known audio recordings of new york city police questioning of young men of color and to the department's controversial stop and frisk program. the audio was recorded last june by a harlem teenager who says he was stopped frequently by police. on the recording, police officers can be heard telling the teenager he looks suspicious because he had his put up and was looking back at them. they also threatened him with physical violence and used rationalized language, calling him a mutt. >> do you want to go to jail? >> for what? >> shut your mouth. >> what am i getting arrested for? >> for being a mutt. >> [indiscernible] the surgeon is holding me like this insane, "i am going to break your arm -- and saying, "i'm going to break your arm and punch you in the face." >> new york city police, by their own account, and conduct more than 1800 stop and frisks every day. more than 20% of them are reportedly with force. people of color are disproportionately targeted. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy
11 attacks khalid sheikh mohammed told a courtroom on@nesday the united states has killed more people in the name of national security than he is accused of killing on 9/11. he drat addressed the court during a hearing at of his troffer coordinated attacks. speaking through a translator, khalid sheikh mohammed said that while about 3000 people were killed on 9/11, the u.n. is states has killed thousands or even millions. he said -- a u.s. drone attack on a farmhouse in southern yemen has nine people suspected -- has california -- killed nine people suspected of the militants. residents said they found remains of nine bodies, including a senior al qaeda militant. authorities have arrested a 21- year-old bangladeshi man they say was attempting to blow up new york's federal reserve building with fake explosives provided as part of an elaborate sting operation. officials say quazi mohammad nafis believed he was remotely detonating a 1000-pound bomb. on wednesday, new york police commissioner raymond kelly said nafis had come to the united states to commit some sort of jihadi. >> this indi
persons that come into the united states, take good paying jobs from students that have just graduated like jeremy. we need to preserve jobs in america for american citizens first and none of the other presidential candidates are addressing this issue. it is not politically correct, but it is one thing we could do right away that jobs in america for american citizens first. i would also end obamacare, which is a real restraint on job creation among small businesses. they are fearful of the fines, the taxes, and also the regulations that are going to be imposed on them under this. we can have more jobs and small businesses if obamacare is eliminated. i also favor more energy growth in all areas in this country. drilling for oil, drilling for natural gas from utilizing coal. i like alternatives, too, but we need to be energy independent, for is more energy in this country. it is helped russia and canada with thousands of jobs in those nations. these are the things we can do so that the jeremys will have jobs when they graduate. >> rocky anderson, the justice party. >> it was amazing to m
mohammed. >> i am talking about the united states of america, tortured my client for 3.5 years. it is a capital case. you think that is something i might want to talk to him about? of course it is. but there defined as contraband in the rules is "the detention" of any detainee. >> attorney david nevin went on to criticize the overall court proceedings at guantanamo. >> it is a court that is designed to achieve a conviction. and to do it in such a way that the truth never comes out about what was done to our client, who did it, and why, and what it means. >> thousands of protesters gathered outside the portuguese parliament monday night to protest sweeping austerity cuts and tax hikes in the country's budget for next year. the harsh new budget draft aimed at meeting the strict conditions of a massive european bailout would see the average income tax rise by more than 3%, about 2000 protesters gathered monday night to protest the budget in demand the resignation of the government. i am here today like everyone else, protesting against the 2013 budget and against the government, w
, the center for constitutional rights sued this police chief in the united states, and that produced a ruling in the court of appeals here in new york, which enshrined in the alien tour statute in u.s. law and made clear, until the decision of the supreme court, that foreigners could sue in u.s. courts for the most egregious human rights violations. >> i want to turn to ken saro- wiwa. in 2009, shell reached a settlement with the family for $15 million. the trial look at human rights violations. he was the founding member and president of the movement for the survival of the ago the people -- ogoni people. >> people have been cheated through laws, through political marginal station. they have driven people to death. i do not want any blood spilt, not of an ogoni man, not of strangers. we are going to demand our rights peacefully, non violently, and we shall win. >> during ken's final visit to the united states, he came on our show on wbai in new york. diskless just before he returned to nigeria, was arrested, tried, and then executed. this is what ken saro-wiwa told us. >> shell does not want
as president of the united states. >> meanwhile, paul ryan has appeared in videos online. in a speech delivered last november, he said 30% of americans want to live off the government. today, 70% of americans get more benefit from the federal government and a payback in taxes. you could argue we are already passed a tipping point. the good news is, survey after survey, poll after poll, still shows we are a center-right country. 70% of americans won the american dream. only 30% want the welfare state. what that tells us is, at least half of those people currently in that category are there not of their wish or will. >> new video has surfaced of embattled missouri congressmember and republican senate candidate tod achan calling abortion doctors terrorists and accusing them of providing abortions to women who are not pregnant. akin made the comments in a speech. >> who wants to be at the very bottom of the food chain and a medical profession, abortionists. what sort of places to these doctors working in? places that are a pit. along with the culture of death are also of cultures of not following s
as an example of jefferson's taste. but his contemporaries believed that the united states should first develop in a practic direction. benjamin franklin claimed, for example, thatthe invention of a machine is of more importance than a masterpiece by raphael." john adams said, "the age of painting and sculpture has not arrived in this country, and i hope it will not arrive soon. i would not give a sixpence for a picture of raphael." nevertheless, admiration for the artist became so great th copies of his works grew in number, especially of the madonna of the chair. merchants and landowners placed these copies in rooms filled with family portraits and memorabilia. unlike jefferson's monticello, the copy after raphael might now be the only art relating to an old master in the room. the attitude toward raphael changed during the 19th century. through prints and the new medium of photography, copies of his sistine madonna and other works proliferated. once mass-produced, they were no longer a mark of taste and distinction but symbolized their owner's ral as well as artistic values. eventually, raph
to texas, we're just hours from what could be the first tar sands strip mine in the united states. >> many people know about the tar sands in alberta, canada, but they do not know it is an imminent threat here. activists have been working hard for the last two years to stop the keystone xl pipeline, with some good success. there is still a lot of action surrounding that, but we have a chance right now to stop this project through mobilizing. >> we will get an update from two utah residents. then we will speak with a community radio activist from here in durango who was diagnosed with cancer. >> cancer and without insurance. a new program created by obamacare. [applause] >> what is this little known program? first, "all the missing horses: what happened to the wild horses tom davis bought from the gov't?" all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from durango, colorado. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has overtaken president obama in a new nation poll in the aftermath of their firs
we can learn from fukushima right now in the united states? and how does climate change been? >> climate change has affected nuclear plants this year. quite a few had to reduce power in the summer because river flow rates had dropped and there wasn't enough water to cool them. that happened in france and around the world as well. so we portray nuclear power as a way to eliminate climate change, but in fact, we need to solve climate change before we can have a nuclear power plants because there's just not enough cooling water to cool these plants in the event of hot summers. in the fall, and a lesson from fukushima dai-ichi, is the nuclear fuel pools are a major liability. there is more nuclear the less there is more cesium in the fuel pool and vermont yankee than ever exploded in all of the 700 above-ground bomb testing. i think the most important lesson we can take out of the fukushima dai-ichi and climate change and a special with hurricane sandy is that we cannot expect to cool these feeling pools. we need to remove the fuel, put it elsewhere and get it down from these fue
products. it is responsible for about 30% of all cancer deaths in the united states. in fact, 87% of lung cancer cases are smoking-related. well, i think most people know-- and if they don't, they should-- that smoking has got to be the worst thing that anybody could be doing, and it comparatively is the... you know, i think the one environmental exposure that is the strongest, the most associated with morbidity and mortality, and it's terrible. nothing comes close to it in, you know, terms of impact on the population. there are over 4,000 chemical compounds present in the gases and particles that make up cigarette smoke. some are poisonous; some irritate the lungs; some cause cancer. when nicotine enters the body, it increases the heart rate and narrows the blood vessels. blood pressure rises. smoking very much predisposes people to develop lung cancer. not everyone who smokes will develop it, but it is a known cause of lung cancer. men in the united states began to smoke heavily in the early 1900s. women began after the second world war in the 1940s, and what we have seen happen with lu
, the talks are going on. except for that, we have no discussions with the united states >> the news comes as iran grapples with a plunging currency and growing international -- internal hardship in the face of crippling international sanctions. more broadly, iran has proposed the establishment of a nuclear- free middle east, but that call has gone all but ignored. a gunman killed three people and wounded four others at a wisconsin spa on sunday before taking his own life. the shooter, radcliffe haughton, had recently been put under a restraining order and called upon to surrender his guns over a domestic violence case. all three of the dead victims were female, including haughton's wife. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney square off in boca raton, florida tonight for a third and final debate focusing on foreign policy. on the campaign trail in virginia, obama debuted a new dig at romney, saying his opponent's alleged wavering on political stances can be explained as a case of "romnesia." >> he keeps forgetting what his own positions are, and he is betting you will, too.
emerged iran has been attempting to gather support for a plan to end its stalemate with the united states and its allies over the country's alleged nuclear program. iranian officials have outlined a nine-step plan whereby iran would end work at one of two uranium enrichment sites in exchange for the easing of sanctions that are devastating its economy. u.s. officials have dismissed the plans as untenable. the protests have erupted this week in iran amidst a worsening financial crisis this all the collapse of its currency. yemeni officials say u.s. drone strike has killed five people in the southern province. the attack hit two vehicles that were said to be carrying militants with links to al qaeda. the pakistani political leader imran khan has vowed to move forward with a peace march in debt highlighting the impact of u.s. drone strikes in pakistan's troubled areas. activists from britain and the in the state's, including codepink leader medea benjamin, are joining the march from islamabad to south waziristan despite concerns over security in remote areas. president to candidates in venez
have a cable from the ambassador to spain from the united states, asking for intervention there, asking the government to help formulate a biotech strategy and support the government, members of the government in spain that want to promote gmo's as well. this specifically indicate they sat with the director of monsanto for the region and got briefed by him about the politics of the region and created strategies with and to promote the gmo agenda. >> that was jeffrey smith. michael pollan, your response? >> our government has been promoting monsanto's products and the technology of genetic engineering, both parties have supported this. the democrats early on, remember the era of -- where they would pick out certain issues to promote. biotech was one they chose. the biotech industry and monsanto was very close to bill clinton, in particular. so this is an american product that we are promoting overseas. there is nothing unusual about that. it just happens to be a product a lot of people around the world do not want. it is important to remember that other countries have had their debate an
of choices we have in the united states would almost guarantee proper and adequate nutrition for everyone. however, that is not always the case. peter clarke: there are a lot of people in this country-- tens of millions of people in this country-- who eat enough calories per day and even grow overweight but are malnourished. they are not getting the vitamins and minerals that they need. they're not getting antioxidants that they need. they're not controlling obesity which has so many health consequences and so malnutrition is a serious epidemic problem in this country, invisible to most people. the latest research on diet and nutrition confirms that what we eat does indeed play a role in maintaining overall health and well-being. what has changed through the years is the concept of just what a healthy diet is. joanne ikeda: when i first started as a nutritionist, we told people that it didn't make a difference whether you ate white bread or whole wheat bread. now we say the exact opposite. at one time, we actually put polyunsaturated oil in a cup and gave it to patients in hospitals becau
substitutes, obesity is increasing constantly in the united states. i think it's fair to say we have an epidemic of obesity in the united states. today there are more than 100 million americans who are either overweight or obese. this is a disease and a condition which causes a whole host of important medical complications, so i think we have a very serious public health problem on our hands that we need to address as a nation. narrator: poor food choices, combined with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, are blamed for the dramatic increase in obesity over the last several decades. close to 35% of women and 31% of men over the age of 20 are now considered obese. ralph cygan: obesity is defined by excess body fat. a normal body fat for a male is somewhere in the 20% range. for a woman it's 25 to 30% range. unfortunately it's not easy to measure body fat. it's not something that could be done easily in a physician's office or at home, so over the last few decades another measure of body fat and obesity has been developed, and that's the bmi or body mass index. bmi is calculated by divi
, they encountered many, many, many types of harassment from otherwise good citizens of the united states. and moving back to nauvoo, they established one of the greatest centers in all of illinois. but the harassment didn't end. in 1844, joseph smith was martyred at the carthage jail, and for two years thereafter, the mormons were harassed by citizens of hancock county. on the frozen night, february 4th, 1846, men, women, and children- mormons had had enough- and some walking on actual ice, some going on barges, moved across this river towards their eventual home in utah. without that connection between belief and behavior, the power of doctrine, mormons may not ever have survived, and we wouldn't have this major worldview today. i'm sitting at the latter day saints visitor center in nauvoo, illinois, sitting with elder garth andrus, and he's going to give us insight into the mormon religion and the powerful presence of nauvoo for mormons in this area. elder andrus, let me start out with a simple question. where does the term mormon come from? >> well, the term mormon is a nickname, and it arrives b
want to hire the united states workers and also need to get a handle on health care costs, because they are at a disadvantage. >> let's go back to to dr. jill stein and rocky anderson, and joining in real time through "democracy now!" special expanding the debate broadcast with mitt romney and president obama as they debated at the university of denver here in colorado. back with the debate in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in denver, colorado, as we continue our special coverage of the purse presidential debate, expanding the debate. this is what democracy sounds like. as president obama and mitt romney squared off, we broke the sound barrier by expanding the debate to include two candidates in real-time. the green party's jill stein in the justice party's rocky anderson. we turn now to social security. in the official debate, the moderator asked obama and romney if there were any differences in their views on social security. >> i suspect we have some similar positions. it is structurally
that have been down -- struck down in montana marking the citizens united ruling that allowed unlimited outside spending on elections. on tuesday, the supreme court refused to overturn a lower court ruling from earlier this month that affirmed montana's right to regulate contributions in state elections. the justice department is suing state and local officials in mississippi for allegedly violating the rights of children -- especially black and disabled -- with routine and unjustified arrests. a federal complaint accuses officers in meridian, mississippi of operating the "school to prison pipeline" in which youth are consistently arrested after being suspended from school for infractions such as dress code violations or talking back to teachers. it's the first on the justice department is used a 1994 federal anti-discrimination law on behalf of youths. sudan has accused israel of bombing a weapons factory and the sudanese capital of khartoum, killing two people and leaving another seriously wounded. sudanese officials said four aircraft were able to ebay radar defenses to hit the milit
for politics. the president of the united states throws out the first ball in baseball. it's where politicians come to be seen. the stairway that's on the front of the great acropolis there, not only is a method of getting up to the acropolis, but it's great bleachers. this is like a greek amphitheater or like the houston astrodome. and if you can think of them not as it is now with grass and trees but with plaster all over the stairs, painted red and full of people, the sounds of musicians and the sounds of crowds and roars the play goes back and forth across the field -- sometimes the king participating as a player, if he was particularly young and nimble, and sometimes observing from afar as his team and opponents played out the game. keach: for the ancient maya, the ball court was not just a place to spend a pleasant afternoon. it was also an arena for a deadly form of theater. captives from neighboring cities were sometimes forced to play. they of course were pre-ordained to lose and were then killed in a sacrificial ceremony. the ancient maya viewed the ball game as a metaphor for the st
the united states to win the war. for us right now, we are still living with the effects from the mining of the 20th century, which the uranium boom had caused severe impacts to the economy, our health, and of course the environment. as indigenous peoples who live on the land and have all of our ways and traditions based within our sacred mountains, this is going to have a lasting impact not just to our culture and our health, but to future generations. >> explain how it is the uranium mines come into the navajo lands come into the reservations. >> back in the 1940's, there were no laws regulating the process, so several companies set up temporary llc's to extract uranium. as soon as they were done, when the profit was made, a drop in the uranium price in the 1980's led to hundreds of abandoned uranium mines all over the country and navajo lands. what happens was back then, the companies targeted areas where there was uranium and did whatever they could to access it, whether it was signing leases with communities or with individuals. in our area, we're dealing specifically with individua
the tar sands anywhere in the united states. this is not just about my land; it's about all of our country. >> much of the property the keystone xl passes through was obtained by eminent domain after a judge ruled transcanada is a so-called common carrier and its pipeline could be spain will company willing to pay published rates. will the blockade has drawn plenty of attention, protesters have had to document much themselves because off duty police officers paid by transcanada have set up a perimeter blocking reporters from accessing the actions. last week, two journalists with press credentials were arrested and spent the night in jail before their charges were dropped. police detained two new york times reporters in handcuffs before letting them go. for more, we go directly to wood county, texas, where we're joined by campaign spokesperson ron siefert, who is roughly 15 miles from the proposed keystone xl route. protesters just finished an action camp to get more people involved in the protest, and today they plan to hold one of their biggest actions yet. we're joined on the telephone b
in the united states? it's a pticular date. some people have it engraved in their heads and some people say, "oh, i don't need to be knowing such thing." when was the declaration of independence signed? anyone know what year? have a show of hands. i wanna see you is. show of hands. well, we got almost half the scholastic class here. it turns out to be 1776. some of us are good for remembering figures and some of us aren't. let's try something different. the temperature at the bottom of lake supeor, new year's eve, 1900, does anyone in here happen to know what the temperature at the bottom of that lake was at that time? one, two, three, four, five, six, even less people than knew when the declaration of independence was signed. and what has happened-- the temperature happened to be, gang? say again? - four degree celsius. - four degree celsius. you're right, four degrees centigrade, right. celsius, centigrade, same, same gang. that's right, right on. does anyone happen to know what the temperature at the bottom of lake tahoe? that's over a half kilometer deep. lake superior is almost half a kilom
by using language she can understand. on the other hand, it is also true that the united states is an english-speaking country, and to get along in our society, children must be able to speak english and speak it well. but speaking english doesn't mean you have to give up speaking the other language. in today's world, speaking more than one language is an asset, and bilingual people are in demand and command good salaries, so it makes good sense to preserve this skill. boy: go to store. teacher: oh, you're telling me about the money that you might put in a little, teeny hole to get something special at the grocery store. yeah. yeah. some food. some food. and some... i don't know english. and that's english. you're talking in english. you know how to talk in hungarian, don't you? yeah. yeah. can you say hi in hungarian? oh, you're going to say hi, wave your and hi. that says hi in hungarian or in english. even when we are not multilingual and don't speak the child's language, we can at least learn a few essential words and phrases, including and most especially the correct pronun
.s. state department spokesperson victoria nuland said the united states strongly supports turkey's actions. >> more broadly, we strongly support the government of turkey's decision to inspect the plane. and while we would send you to them for more s on what they found, we would be concerned by any effort to supply military equipment to the al-assad regime because it is clearly being used by the regime against their own people. >> turkey has sided with rebels opposed to syrian president bashar al-assad fighting over the 18-month conflict between the regime and rebel forces which has displaced an estimated 300,000 syrians, sending them fleeing into turkey, jordan, iraq, and other countries. on thursday, syrian refugee described the conditions at one camp in a rebel controlled area near the turkish border. >> we're living in very difficult conditions. we are witnessing a lot of sorrow garbage is throwing -- is thrown everywhere. there are over 500 families here. words cannot express the hardship we live in. i challenge anyone to live here for even two hours. >> the leader of the lebanese mili
in tv) i am a united states senator. i have a question so serious that the safety of our nation may well depend on your answer. (john frankenheimer) the tv image was actually done by a television camera shooting him at the same time we shot the film camera. television plays an important part in that movie. politicians use television. the media is powerful. television bores right into your very existence. he made television virtually a character. if you remember the film, which was a long time ago, we all see them again and again through cassettes and so on, everything as being watched on television was a crude form of television monitoring. (charles champlin) but so much of the action existed on television screens. everyone remarked about it, its technological ingenious. my dear girl, have you noticed that the human race is divided into two distinct and irreconcilable groups? those who walk into rooms and automatically turn tv's on and those who walk into rooms and automatically turn 'em off. ♪ living color ♪ panoramic sound ♪ rca victor, the color tv ♪ that capture the picture
! >> karen's farm continues to grow. she now ships all over the united states, and business is booming. the lemon ladies orchard begins and ends with @ne important lady, and if you haven't tried a meyer lemon yet, karen fully intends to change that. >> everybody is always so happy when you show up, uh, with the lemons. the smiles on everyone's faces. they're so happy to get them, and, uh--and it's--i can't think of any more fun way to be spending my time these days. >> brought to you by allied insurance, a member of the nationwide family of companies, which also includes nationwide insurance. on your side. >> welcome back to "california country," the show that takes you on an all-expense-paid trip to experience the best-kept secrets of the golden state. >> asparagus thrives in many districts around california, and for 3 generations now, the nichols family has worked passionately to make victoria island farms in holt, just west of stockton, the largest grower of premium asparagus in california. >> this is what we're looking at. this has, uh, been harvested from the field behind me. it's
in 1996, it was the first packaged form of cooking greens in the united states. the idea all goes back to the 1970s when roy and his 2 partners were in the vegetable and lettuce business and saw the trend in the bagged salad market and wondered if there wasn't something else they could grow to distinguish themselves from the pack. >> after looking at some of the research, said there might be a market for this. so in 1995 was when we started to transition more of the ground to dedicated toward these leafy greens--the collards, mustards, turnips, kales. now--which was-- now we're up to about 17 different varieties, including organics. >> we're out here in a collard field. we grow collards year round here in california. it happens to be one of our biggest commodities for cooking greens. the crew out here today is hand-harvesting the various products. what they do is, they pull the outer leaves off, they bunch them, trim them, put them in the boxes, and we sell these to various grocery stories across the country. yeah. the leaves look really good. quality looks good. >> in addition to thos
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